Perryville Butcher

Adam Knoll was born on December 18, 1871, making today his 149th birthday. Adam was the son of John Nicholas and Katherine (Herman) Knoll. This Knoll family’s records are found in the Peace Lutheran Church, Friedenberg book. You may recall that this congregation’s original church records were destroyed in a fire, and a good reconstruction … More Perryville Butcher

Another Charles Rauh

Not long ago, Charles Rauh authored the book, One Furrow at a Time, a book that tells the tale of the 1839 Gesellschaft. It is what we might call a best-seller at our museum’s gift shop. He is a special friend of our historical society. Today, I will tell the tale of another Charles Rauh, … More Another Charles Rauh

Oswald Carpentry

I will tell the tale of Louis Oswald today. Eventually, I will get around to a life event that happened on this day, but not right away. Louis was born on March 18, 1875, the son of Christian and Margaretha (Droege) Oswald. Louis was child #4 in a family of 7. He was baptized at … More Oswald Carpentry

The Lintner Link

Eva Katherine Stuebinger would have been celebrating a very special birthday if she was still alive today. She was born 150 years ago…October 22, 1870. I found a little evidence that she was called “Rena” during her lifetime, so I will use that name in this post. She was the daughter of Johann Heinrich and … More The Lintner Link

Married in America

I am going to return to a theme that has been discussed on this blog before. In fact, the featured couple has been used as an example of this theme in a previous post. However, the couple and their family was not discussed in much detail in that article. That story was also written back … More Married in America